Course record for Watney
Nick Watney claimed a course-record eight-under par round of 62 to earn a share of the lead at the AT&T National.
Last Updated: 03/07/11 5:56am
Nick Watney claimed a course-record eight-under par round of 62 to earn a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler heading into the final round of the AT&T National.
KJ Choi had equalled the then course record of 64 on Friday before Chris Kirk lowered it by one, but the record scoring was not finished there.
Minutes later Steve Marino equalled Kirk's mark before Watney trumped everyone to race up to the top of the leaderboard on nine under
The American had fired unspectacular rounds of 70 and 69 on the first two days but needed just 27 putts during his third round at Aronimink in Pennsylvania.
He started off with two birdies before falling back due to two dropped shots but came alive on the back nine with six birdies and an eagle.
Fowler also hauled himself into contention with a third round of 64, while halfway leader KJ Choi fell back into third place with a round of 69.
Marino, Webb Simpson and Adam Scott finished the day in a three-way tie for fourth place on seven under.
Kirk, who ended one shot further back in a share of seventh, had earlier set a new mark after a seven-under-par 63, needing just 24 putts to complete his round.
The American sunk two birdies on his first two holes with three more on the front nine before a further three on the way back and just one bogey.
However, Marino then equalled the new record with a seven-under-par 63 of his own, including five birdies on the front nin